COURTESY OF USA NATIONAL PHENOLOGY NETWORK
A national plant and animal phenology observation program enabling participants to provide valuable observations that scientists, educators, policy makers and resource managers can use to understand how plants and animals are responding to climate change and other environmental changes. Phenology refers to recurring plant and animal life cycle stages. It is also the study of these recurring plant and animal life cycle stages, especially their timing and relationships with weather and climate. Nature's Notebook offers opportunities for observing plants and animals, digitizing archival data for the North American Bird Phenology Program and sharing phenological plant or animal data taken by volunteers prior to joining the project.
- PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST: Kristin Wisneski
- SCIENTIST AFFILIATION: University of Arizona School of Natural Resources and the Environment
- DATES: Ongoing
- PROJECT TYPE: Observation
- COST: Free
- GRADE LEVEL: All Ages
- TIME COMMITMENT: Variable
- HOW TO JOIN:
Observation: Search for plants and animals to observe in your area with the help of Nature's Notebook's Web site. Study the site's tutorial for observing. Create an account and enter your observations onto the Nature's Notebook site.
Rescue Historical Data: Sign up at the North American Bird Phenology Program Web site.
Share Your Existing Data: Sign up for an account.
For more information, contact Kristin Wisneski, University of Arizona School of Natural Resources and the Environment, firstname.lastname@example.org